King County to host Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration
January 1, 2013
NEW — 6 a.m. Jan. 1, 2013
King County officials and employees plan to honor slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. in a public celebration from noon to 1 p.m. Jan. 17.
The public is invited to join the celebration at The 5th Avenue Theatre in downtown Seattle. Scheduled speakers at the event include King County Executive Dow Constantine and King County Council Chairman Larry Gossett.
The celebration is scheduled to include musical performances by The Sound of the Northwest and opera soloist Cheryse McLeod Lewis, and the MLK Employee Singers.
The event also features the ceremony for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Essay Award, a contest sponsored by the King County Civil Rights Commission.